Patrick Port Botany container terminal went looking for a solution to reduce their Power Factor Tariff.
Power Factor on site was poor due to the large inductive load of the refrigerated container park as well as the dynamic load of the cranes. Meanwhile, Patrick East Swanson dock in Melbourne had exceeded the capacity of their feeder cable and were told a second feeder would have to be installed at their expense.
ADAPT were able to provide a solution for all these issues with the installation of large scale High Voltage Power Factor Correction using Solid State Switching via Power Electronics at both locations. ADAPT were involved at all stages of the project including specification, installation and commissioning.
The Power Factor at both these sites was brought to unity, and the second feeder was no longer required in Melbourne.